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Compliance checks by moderators result in 15 fines

Compliance checks by moderators result in 15 fines
Compliance checks by moderators result in 15 fines

REGINA — Saskatchewan wildlife officials had two busy weekends this spring conducting enforcement checks on anglers at Regina Beach pier on Last Mountain Lake.


Between 18 and 19 May and 25 and 26 May, officers carried out checks on 168 fishermen. The compliance checks revealed a variety of violations, including:


  • exceeding the pike-perch limit;
  • exceeding the limit for large pike-perch;
  • the use of more than one line in open water; and
  • be more than 25 meters away from a fishing line.


Following the inspections, officers issued 15 fines and confiscated 35 pike-perch.


Regina Beach Pier was chosen due to the significant angling pressure and history of non-compliance with anglers exceeding their limits. Conservation officers receive a large number of calls each year to the Turn In Poachers and Polluters (TIPP) line regarding violations at Regina Beach Pier.


Know your limits and stay within them!


Saskatchewan’s angling regulations set daily limits for the maximum quantity and size of fish that may be caught and retained in most waters. Certain waters also have location-specific limits or catch-and-release limits set for certain species of fish.


The best way to find out your limit is to consult the Saskatchewan Anglers Guide before you go. For more information about fishing in Saskatchewan and to download a copy of the Anglers Guide, visit: saskatchewan.ca/fishing.


Report violations


If you suspect violations of wildlife, fisheries, forestry or environmental regulations, call your local Government of Saskatchewan Field Office, Saskatchewan’s toll-free Turn In Poachers and Polluters (TIPP) line at 1-800-667-7561, or report a violation online at www.saskatchewan.ca/tipp. You may be eligible for cash rewards from the SaskTIPP Reward Program.